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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 3/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 3rd, 2015

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    Tokyo Sexwale to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president? [Reuters]

    Zimbabwe autorities have banned big game hunting after a second lion was poached on Saturday. Initial reprts that it was the brother of Cecil the lion are untrue [iol]

    Massive doping crisis hits world athletics. Whistleblower leaks data that reveals a third of medals, including 55 golds, in endurance events at Olympics and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests [Guardian]

    New 100% effective Ebola vaccine is a game changer. New vaccine may end the biggest Ebola outbreak in history [Daily Maverick]

    Huge image of Cecil The Lion Beamed Onto side of Empire State Building [Sky News]

    CCTV footage of Johannesburg metro cop shooting shows possible ‘inside job’ [News24]

    Nigerian Army Frees 101 Children, 77 Adults From Boko Haram [Gawker]

    Police on alert after 3 more SA officers shot. Two JMPD officers and a Cape Town policeman were shot while on duty [EWN]

    Zuma poisoning saga: First lady considers legal action [EWN]

    Dramatic moment a chanting mob of 200 desperate immigrants tear down fences and storm Channel Tunnel. An organised mob of 200 migrants charged into the Calais entrance of the Channel Tunnel early yesterday, chanting ‘open the borders’ and demanding to be allowed into Britain [Mail Online]

    ‘Godzilla’ El Niño is coming. In its last El Niño update two weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States said El Niño conditions are present. “There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-2016 and around an 80% chance it will last through early spring 2016.”The moniker of “Godzilla El Niño” has been given to this year’s incarnation because of it coming out of the oceans to the west of the Americas and its large-scale impact on the two continents. [Mail & Guardian]

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